Monday, September 24, 2018

MORE THAN WORDS - September - Sunshine and Yellow!

Hello There,
How has your day been? I had a lovely weekend with my DD and my Grand Daughter staying over, and while it is really busy, all those cuddles with my Darling are cherished so much.. She is growing so fast and will be 7 months this week...
Which brings me to the layout that I would like to share with you, and it is for the challenge over at...MORE THAN WORDS - September - SUNSHINE AND YELLOW!!

When I saw this image I thought straight away of my Darling Grand Daughter, she has brought such sunshine into my life, and I love the sweet photo of her wearing her onesie with sunflowers on it!! so I knew I wanted to scrap it, and this challenge was the perfect invitation to do it!!

some closer views..



I got out so many yellow flowers from my stash for this page.. I even used a sunflower die to make some sunflowers!!


Lots of yellow on my page...

Little ray of sunshine..



ooo she is so tiny here, but what a little blessing she is!!

Thanks MORE THAN WORDS for this great challenge.. I enjoyed creating this page!!

Thanks for dropping by, I hope your day is going well... thanks for the lovely comments, I do appreciate each one..


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration #262

Hello there, How are you today!? Things are a bit quieter at my place as my Dd has gone to Japan with her school.. I am sure she is having an amazing time, but it sure is quiet around here!! hehe!!
I am just popping up the latest Casefile for CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration #262 which is another fabulous one and it is..


You can scroll down the post over on the blog to see all the challenge clues and check out the Designers inspiration..
For my layout i used the colors and scrapped about my Daughter and her cat..

I have joined in as a guest representing Scrapmatts, so all the chipboard and stencils are from Scrapmatts..

Some closer views..






Such great colors together!!

You are my favourite!

Remember to check out the CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration BLOG for more details!

Thanks for dropping by today, and thank you to those who leave such lovely comments, I really do appreciate each one.. until next time..

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

SKETCHABILITIES #153

Hello there!
How is life at your place? I hope you are doing ok! So it is the middle of the month so that means  I am just popping up the new sketch for SKETCHABILITIES #153 and it is a fabulous multi photo sketch and as I don't usually put more then one photo on my layouts, I enjoyed this sketch using 3 photos from a photo shoot with my daughter!
The sketch..
Isn't that a great sketch!! And some closer views of my page..



Layers of fussy cut flowers.


A few drops of Liquid Pearls in the middle of the flowers..


You are beautiful...


I have used Kaisercraft papers, some stenciling and misting on the back ground and a Martha Stewart edge punch along the bottom of my page..
If you have a few photos needing to be scrapped this is a great sketch and you can check out the DT inspiration and link up your page over on the SKETCHABILITIES BLOG HERE!!!!

Thanks for coming by today and thanks to those who drop me a little comment, I so appreciate each one.. Have a fabulous day!


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Friday, September 07, 2018

Color, Stories Inspiration #261

Hello there, How are you doing this September day! We have had Fathers Day last weekend and Woolworths has not disappointed  by having some Christmas Puddings on sale already!! hehe.. crazy hey??!! Other stores look like they are clearing shelves for... you know what..!!  so we better hang onto our hats cos the rest of the year is gunna fly !! It is extra busy for me as this is my Daughters last year.. year 12 ... exams.... and then formal...  so busy busy busy!!

And speaking of my Daughter...  The new challenge is up and running over at
Color, Stories, Inspiraton #261 and as Scrapmatts are a sponsor we were asked if we would like to join in as guest detectives again this month.. sooo I created a layout for the challenge.

This is the scene and colors, and if you pop over to the C.S.I. BLOG and check out all the inspiration and see all the clues if you can join in...

As the criteria was to document something about school, I found a photo of my DD in year one and created my layout around that..
I used the colors as well as a solid white back ground, ledger paper print, fruit - apples, calendar, clock, film strip, school themed elements, numbers, stamps..

some close ups.



First Grade..
Where has the time gone? Soon I will be scrapping her Graduation!!!

And I would like to share a layout I created just for fun last month and I haven't shared it on my blog yet, it was for my DT work for Scrapmatts and it is a simple page that didnt take too long to create. It is a photo of my Dd and our old Horse Bess who is no longer with us..  for any close ups you can pop over to the SCRAPMATTS BLOG .




Well thanks so much for coming by, and thanks for the comments that I love to read. I appreciate each one!!  I hope you have a lovely weekend..


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Sunday, September 02, 2018

KRAFT + September - Office Supplies!

Good morning! Happy Spring and Happy Fathers Day to all our Dads today! We are heading out later to see my Dad and then my Hubbys Dad so just grabbing a few minutes to put up the new challenge for KRAFT+ and what a fabulous challenge this month.. it is...
to use Office Supplies..  well if you have school children I am sure you have an assortment of supplies you can raid.. 
This is a list of what I have used on my layout..
Paper clips, staples, masking tape, string, shipping tags, hole adhesive rings, small foldback clip.. and I am sure you could find many more things to use on your page!!

now for a few closer views.







My School Photo.

I just went with a school photo of my Daughter, this is her last year at school, so a busy year for her.. and me!!  You can check out all the Design Team inspiration over on THE BLOG HERE and pop your layout up for all of us to see on
the FACEBOOK COMMUNITY KRAFT+ page .

Have a great day whatever you are up to.. thanks for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comments that you leave me to read!!


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Monday, August 27, 2018

ANNA'S CRAFT CUPBOARD MINI CHALLENGE - Stencils!

Hello there,
How is your day going? Cant believe it is Monday already AND the last week of august... crazyness!!!

I am just popping up a layout I created over the last few days and it is for
ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD MINI CHALLENGE on Facebook and it is to use STENCILS.. well I have quite a few stencils so my challenge was.. which ones was I going to use!!!!
Anyhoo I used two of my favs, to add a bit of texture to the back ground of my layout and as I have used a photo of my granddaughter I was after a soft look as well...
 So a closer view of the stencilling..

You can see the two stencils I have used on my page.. just with texture paste over some smooched water color..

Sugar and spice..

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers and some dies. The flowers are a mix of brands too..  Thank you Annas Craft Cupboard for a lovely challenge to use stencils on my layout.
Thanks too for coming on by today, and I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave me ..  Have an amazing day!!


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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CHALLENGE YOUrself #56 Mother and Daughter.

Hello there,
How is your day going? Good I hope! The cool weather is hanging on here, but there is a forecast of some lovely rain on the weekend, and I pray we get a good drop from the Heavens!!
I am just popping up my layout for this months challenge over at CHALLENGE YOUrself  which is..
to create a Mother-Daughter themed layout.. well each month I tell myself I must join in, but this month I had the perfect photo taken on Mothers day this year of 4 Generations, and I just had to sit and scrap it..  The photo has my Mum, Me, My Daughter and my darling Grand Daughter, so I simply had no excuse for not having a good photo.. so here is my layout, with some closer views..

lots of fussy cutting from Kaisercraft papers layered over a Scrapmatts chipboard frame.

some gauze for softness around the flowers..

and a pretty heart stencil on the side of my page.. from Scrapmatts.

A daughter is..

That is a very special photo and I am so happy I have scrapped it..  The hard part will be to decide whose album it will go into!!!

Thanks CHALLENGE YOUrself for the inspiration this month with your Mother-Daughter challenge..

Thanks for popping by today, thanks so much for the lovely comments too..
Enjoy the rest of your day!


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SKETCHABILITIES - #152

Hello there,
How has your day been? Another busy one here, but I did get some scrapping done which is always good!
I cant believe it is the middle of the month already, thats just crazy!! But it does mean a fabulous new Sketch is up for SKETCHABILITIES - #152  and it is one I enjoyed creating with... and it is..
I love the layers and I followed it quite closely.. and my layout..

some closer views..


I have created a school layout with this sketch...




 And my layout....  School Days..

I loved the layers and I added some stamping and lots of school themed embellishments.. These are last years school photos!!
 I hope you pop over to the SKETCHABILITIES BLOG and check out all the Designers Inspiration and pop your layout in the linky too..

Thanks for coming on by, and thanks so much to those who leave a comment, they are all appreciated! Until next time.. take care..


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Sunday, August 12, 2018

MADE TO SCRAP - The Aussie Way August Challenge..

Hello there,
How has your weekend been? A good one I hope..  Winter has not quite finished for us, today was windy and oh so cold... The fire is going and the house is warm..  but the week will warm up a bit I think going by the forecast...

I am just putting up my layout for a challenge over on Facebook for
MADE TO SCRAP - The Aussie Way  for August which is a fabulous sketch.. as well as the criteria to use Aussie brands or Aussie products.. The sketch..
I stuck mostly to the sketch although I used a heart instead of a star...
and my layout.. some closer views..



I have Cocoa Vanilla papers, and two Funky Flair as well as a Kaisercraft Stencil and three little enamel dots from D-Lish Scraps!!



Chasing Dreams.


I just had to do some fussy cutting from the papers to follow the sketch.. and adorable photos of my Grand Daughter.. Thanks Made to Scrap for a great sketch that I enjoyed using for my layout!

Thanks so much for coming by today, I hope things are going well at your place.. and thanks too for the wonderful comments you leave me, I appreciate each one!!
Until next time... take care..


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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD - Cybercrop Tic Tac Toe challenge.

Hello there,
I am in a bit of a bother at the moment, as we have had computer trouble.. looks like we may have to update our ol girl, I have just had the fixit man come around and get it going again, saving all my documents (Phew) but for how long will our computer keep going>>> humm.. so all the settings have been changed and the screen looks different... but I am getting there!!

I did a layout last week for Annas Craft Cupboard for the Cyber crop they were having. I only managed one layout as life has been crazy busy and I was so happy with  how it turned out..  the challenge was a tic tac toe ....

I went with stamping, layers ad texture paste..
And you know what, I cant find my scrapstuff in my documents.... (insert a big cry here...) so I am going to have to copy my layout from facebook...


 I love this photo of my grand babys tiny feet just hours after she was born.. lots of layers, stamping and texture paste through a stencil..

I am so glad you came by today,  I am a bit bewildered by everything that was familiar to me changing on my computer, hopefully I can continue on for a while before we have to get a new device which brings all that change with it... sigh...  Thanks for your comments too.. I really appreciate each and every one..  Have a wonderful day!


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